The Mathematical Association of America
Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section


Talks Given at Section Meetings, 2017-present


Section Meeting 198: Frostburg State University, April 28-29, 2017
Invited Addresses
  1. FAIL: A Mathematician's Apology
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  2. A Voyager from the Fourth Dimension
    Paul Humke, St. Olaf College and Washington & Lee University
  3. Frosting Fairness, Finally!
    Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Workshop
    How to Use as Much Inquiry as You're Comfortable with in Your Calculus Class
    Cassie Williams, James Madison University
    Amy Ksir, United States Naval Academy
    Mitch Keller, Washington and Lee University
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Workshop for Students:
    A Magical Number
    Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University
Papers
  1. Fighting Alternative Facts: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Social Issues
    Mark Branson, Stevenson University
  2. Who Needs Standard Reference Tables on Demand?
    Bonita Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  3. A Brief Geometrical Tour of Artificial Gravity in a Rotating Space Station
    Frank Barnet, Frostburg State University
  4. Smithsonian Learning Lab: An Introduction
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College
  5. The Geometry of Voting Theory: Root Systems and Reversal Symmetry
    Prasad Senesi, The Catholic University of America
  6. The Euclidean States of America: Geometry's Influence on Lincoln
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  7. Field Report: Students as Instructors of Mathematics, Creators of Community
    Elizabeth Brown, James Madison University
    Haley Dewey, James Madison University
    Aaron Fowlkes, James Madison University
    Jonathan Gerhard, James Madison University
    Richie Holden, James Madison University
    Sophie Mancini, James Madison University
    Alison Sall, James Madison University
    Cameron Stopak, James Madison University
    Nicole Sutherland, James Madison University
  8. Ten Mathematical Landmarks, 1967–2017
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  9. Town Hall Research Projects in Introductory Statistics
    Jessica OShaughnessy, Shenandoah University
  10. Application of Cycle-Free Graphs for Data Security in Large Distributed Systems
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
  11. Use Calculus to Investigate Price Yield Function
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  12. Polynomial Equations and Tangents
    Jim Blowers, Retired Independent Mathematician
  13. The Saga of the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  14. Curing the High DFW Rate in First Year Calculus
    David Taylor, Roanoke College
    Hannah Robbins, Roanoke College
  15. Fisher's Information
    Laxman Hegde, Frostburg State University
  16. Game of Stones: Knight's Tour
    Dan Kalman, American University
    Donna Dietz, American University
    John Nolan, American University
  17. Quick and Easy Random Groups
    Justin Dunmyre, Frostburg State University
  18. Evaluation of Euler Sums by Euler's Beta Function
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  19. Sports Referees and Cognitive Illusions
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  20. "Dangers" and Surprises of Secret Gift-Giving Games
    Donna Dietz, American University
  21. Following Richard Guy — Treats from a Triangle's Orthocentric System's Fermat-Torricelli Points!
    G. Gerard Wojnar, Frostburg State University
  22. Finding the Right Foundation: Three Methods for Basis Generation in the Reduced Basis Method
    Rachel Grotheer, Goucher College
  23. Getting an Assist: Artificial Intelligence in Mathematics
    Randall E. Cone, Salisbury University
  24. The Pythagorean Comma
    Ray Cheng, Old Dominion University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. A Mathematical Analysis of Languages
    Gerald de Jesus Roman-Gonzalez, Stevenson University
  2. Crossing Numbers of Complete Bipartite Graphs
    Skyler Layton, Shenandoah University
  3. A Different MGM: Movies, Graphs, and Math
    Dani Harris, Longwood University
  4. An Attempt at Undergraduate Research in Combinatorial Game Theory
    Taraneh Kelishadi, Montgomery College
  5. Quantum Computing: Constructing Quantum Error Correcting Codes via Python
    Nicholas Tuck, Shenandoah University
  6. Mathematically Mitigating Risk and Optimizing Returns
    Jacob Mathews, Montgomery College
  7. The Flag Counting Problem for Partition Lattices
    Trevor Karn, United State Naval Academy
  8. Perspectives on Boolean Algebra
    Aranje Sripanjalingam, Montgomery College
  9. JMU COMAP: The Kariba Dam
    Volkan Bakirdan, James Madison University
    Ben Rhodes, James Madison University
  10. Perspective of a Calculus Student: A Fluid Mechanic Model
    El Hadji Ibrahima Ndiaye, Montgomery College
  11. Artificial Intelligence Research on Type One Diabetes Data Using Statistical Software Package R
    Chelsey Clement, Salisbury University
  12. Building an Automatic License Plate Reader Using Geometric Comparisons
    Amanda Shultz, Shenandoah University
Student Poster Session
  1. Modeling Commercialization of Crop Varieties and Predicting Market Success
    Emily Adams, Virginia Military Institute
  2. Cayley and Frobenius Characters in an Equation: An investigation into the Solution of the Cayley-Hermite Problem
    Jaclyn Bealer, Hood College
  3. Optimizing Airport Security Throughput
    Joseph Bobay, Virginia Military Institute
    Henry Wiswall, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Evaluating and Planning Smart Cities
    Jonathan Chu, Virginia Military Institute
    Trey Chapman, Virginia Military Institute
  5. The Jesuits and Chinese Mathematics: 17th Century Contacts
    Joseph Fawley, Hood College
  6. Black Math: An Investigation of the Under Appreciation of African American in the 20th Century
    Sarah Hood, Hood College
  7. Sustainable Cities Needed!
    Yu-Hsiang Liu , Virginia Military Institute
    Shang Cheng Su, Virginia Military Institute
  8. Crossing Numbers of Complete Bipartite Graphs
    Skyler Layton, Shenandoah University
  9. Singular Value Decomposition and its Applications
    Sophie Mancini, James Madison University
    Unyoung Park, James Madison University
  10. TSA Optimization
    Zachary Melvin, Virginia Military Institute
    Mike van Duinen, Virginia Military Institute
  11. To Infinity and Beyond: An Analysis of the Struggle to Approach Infinity
    Joshua McPherson, Hood College
  12. Investigating the Effects of Self-Driving Cars on Traffic Flow
    Amber Ngo, Salisbury University
    Andrea Carmack, Salisbury University
  13. Integer Sequences Characterized by Certain Summation Identities
    Sarah Risinger, Christopher Newport University
  14. The Divergence of Mathematics and Physics: How Physics Developed Out of France
    Timothy Taylor, Hood College
  15. Utilizations of Queuing Theory and Digraphs for More Efficient Merging in Tollways
    Amy Vennos, Salisbury University
    Adam Jump, Salisbury University
  16. Direct Product of Directed Semi-Cycles
    Pengrui Wang, Washington and Lee University
  17. A Mathematical Perspective of Neo-Riemannian Transformations
    Matthew Welte, McDaniel College

Section Meeting 199: Christopher Newport University, Nov 17-18, 2017
Invited Addresses
  1. The Power of Mathematics Teaching in the Age of Alternative Facts
    David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  2. The Geometry of Cubes
    Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College
  3. Revisiting what Euler and the Bernoullis Knew about Convergent Infinite Series
    James Sellers, Penn State University
Workshop
    The MAA's Instructional Practices Guide: Making Use of a New Resource
    Elizabeth Burroughs, Montana State University
Papers
  1. An Easy Proof of Quadratic Reciprocity for an Undergraduate Number Theory Course
    Brant Jones, James Madison University
  2. Gordan, Ville, and von Neumann's Minimax Theorem
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  3. Knitting Symmetries: Preliminary Needling
    Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  4. Efficient Frontiers with Personal Preference
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  5. Revisiting “The Problem of Learning to Teach”
    Marshall Gordon
  6. The I Road to Higher Mathematics -- Promoting Inquiry as Part of Mathematical Maturity
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  7. Classroom Stats: Spice Up Your Classroom with Fun, Live, Data Collection and Analysis
    David Taylor, Roanoke College
  8. Curve Neighborhoods of the Odd Symplectic Grassmannian
    Ryan Shifler, Salisbury University
  9. Continued Fractions and Semigroup Generators
    Sara Malec, Hood College
  10. Lewis Carroll on Solving Sorites
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  11. Malware Analysis with Finite Ordered Trees
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
  12. Exercises for a Numerical Methods Course
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  13. Platonic Hypar Zonohedra
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  14. On a New Integer Sequence
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  15. Math as Design Engine: Leveraging Mathematics to Create 3D Printed Art
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  16. Wave-like Entire Solutions to Lattice Differential Systems with a Single Defect
    Maila Brucal-Hallare, Norfolk State University
  17. Mastery Based Testing — An Introduction and Observations from Implementation in a Variety of Levels of Mathematics Courses
    Chris Lee, Roanoke College
  18. Finding Fibonacci with Engel's Stochastic Abacus
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  19. Equilibrants of Matrices
    Zheng Tong, Christopher Newport University
  20. Mastery-Based Grading in Intro to Proofs
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  21. In-place Excel Macros for Gauss Elimination
    Stephen Morse, George Mason University
  22. Improving Retention of Underrepresented STEM Majors through Embedded Tutoring
    Daniel Showalter, Eastern Mennonite University
  23. Vennim!
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  24. Small Sample Confidence Intervals for the Kaplan-Meier Estimators under the Proportional Hazards Model
    Emad Abdurasul, James Madison University
  25. Signature Functions for Predicting Resonant and Attenuant Population Cycles
    Matthew A Morena, Christopher Newport University
  26. Just-in-Time Remediation for Liberal Arts Classes
    Alice Petillo, Marymount University
  27. On a Weighted Sum of Fibonacci Numbers
    Brian Bradie, Christopher Newport University
  28. Implications of Media Coverage on the Dynamics of Influenza Transmission
    Ana Vivas-Barber, Norfolk State University
  29. Grad, Curl, and Div on Axisymmetric Domains
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
Graduate Student Papers
  1. Stable Limits of Polygon Spaces Schedule of Speakers
    Jack Love, George Mason University
  2. Old and New Chain Rules
    Christina Osborne, University of Virginia
  3. Traveling Salesman Problem: Around the Globe
    Ashlee Edwards, Old Dominion University
  4. A Walk through the Garden: Open Problems
    Heather Rollins, University of West Florida
  5. Self-Polar Polytopes
    Alathea Jensen, George Mason University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Game-Theoretical Analysis for Networked Systems
    Nathan R Carrington, Virginia State University
  2. Coxeter Groups, Dyck Paths and the Catalan Numbers
    Jessica Dixon, Washington College
  3. Game Theory
    Brae Fletcher, Virginia State University
  4. Innovations to Increase the Power of State-of-the-Art Graph-Theoretic Two-Sample Statistical Tests
    Michael Wallace, U.S. Naval Academy
  5. Chaotic Dynamics in a Family of Set-Valued Functions
    Isaac Woods, Christopher Newport University
  6. Spectral Analysis of the Graph Laplacian on Homogeneous Trees
    Matvey Yutin, George Mason University

Section Meeting 200: Washington & Lee and VMI, April 13-14, 2018
Invited Addresses
  1. Why Mathematicians Can't Write
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  2. Effective Thinking through Mathematics
    Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin
  3. Epic Math Battles: Counting vs. Matching
    Jennifer Quinn, University of Washington Tacoma
Workshop
    Workshop: Inquiry Based Learning: Math and Beyond
    Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin
IBL Activities
  1. Special Discussion Session sponsored by the MD-DC-VA IBL Consortium IBL Chat (for Current Users of Inquiry-Based Learning and Related Pedagogies)
  2. Special Discussion Session sponsored by the MD-DC-VA IBL Consortium IBL Activity Swap
  3. Special Discussion Session sponsored by the MD-DC-VA IBL Consortium Inquiry-Based Learning Q&A (for those new to IBL, or just curious about it)
Papers
  1. The Construction and Use of Anaglyphs in the Teaching of Multivariable Calculus
    Frank Barnet, Frostburg State University
  2. Mathematics Teacher Preparation in the New CUPM Curriculum Guide
    David Carothers, James Madison University
  3. Bootstrap Percolation on Polygon Tilings of the Plane
    Neal Bushaw, Virginia Commonwealth University
  4. Transitioning from the Finite to the Infinite in the Hilbert Space l2
    M. Leigh Lunsford, Longwood University
  5. Convex Geometry in Algorithms for Heavy-Tailed Statistics
    Joseph Anderson, Salisbury University
  6. The Sausage Catastrophe and other Fun Facts
    Roland Minton, Roanoke College
  7. Risk Factors for Having Obesity
    Mohammed Talukder, Elizabeth City State University
  8. Why I Love Teaching Intro Stats (Now)
    David Clark, Randolph-Macon University
  9. p-ary Bent Functions and Strongly Regular Latin Square Type Graphs
    Caroline Melles, US Naval Academy
  10. A Modified Fixed Point Problem
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  11. A Math and Music PechaKucha
    Marcus Pendergrass, Hampden-Sydney College
  12. Generalized Fibonacci Numbers Revisited
    Dan Kalman, American University
  13. Machine Learning Algorithms for Malware Detections
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
  14. New MAA SPORTS SIGMAA
    John David, Virginia Military Institute
  15. The Statistical Difference in Coach and Athlete Perceptions of Physical and Mental Demand During a Collegiate Season
    Hanna DeMeester, Shenandoah University
  16. Proofreading in Discrete Math: Common Misconceptions vs Serious Logical Fallacies
    Kelli Karcher, Virginia Tech
  17. The i Road to Higher Mathematics: Results from the Current First Implementation
    Robert Sachs, George Mason University
  18. Which Came First: Abraham Lincoln's Chicken or Euclid's Egg?
    Edwin O'Shea, James Madison University
  19. A Heuristic for Student-Led Mathematical Discussion on an Assigned Reading
    Melanie Butler, Mount St. Mary's University
  20. Metric Mahler Measures over Number Fields
    Charles Samuels, Christopher Newport University
  21. Non-Commutative Massey-Omura Encryption with Symmetric Groups
    Shannon Haley, University of Mary Washington
  22. A New Way to Solve Linear Homogeneous ODE's with Constant Coefficients
    Nicholas Martin, Shepherd University
  23. Small Sample Confidence Bands for the Survival Function ACL (Abduskhurov, Cheng, and Lin) Estimators
    Emad Abdurasul, James Madison University
  24. Is the Relative Use Factor Adaptable as well as Useful?
    Jennifer Erbach, Shenandoah University
  25. Open Source Textbooks & an APEX Calculus Update
    Greg Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  26. Partnership, Partition, and Proof: The Path to the Hardy-Ramanujan Partition Formula
    Adrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College
  27. Products of Series: What Can We Know?
    Steven Hetzler, Salisbury University
  28. Iterating the Locker Problem
    Robb Koether, Hampden-Sydney College
  29. Elementary Proof of Congruences Involving Sum of Binomial Coefficients
    Moa Apagodu, Virginia Commonwealth University
  30. NIST's Digital Library of Mathematical Functions and the Digital Age
    Bonita Saunders, NIST
  31. PreTeXt: One Input, Many Beautiful Outputs
    Mitchel T. Keller, Washington and Lee University
Graduate Student Papers
  1. On Composition of Power Series
    Galamo Monkam, Morgan State University, Bowie State University
  2. Linear Algebra Done Lazily
    Joseph Slagel, Virginia Tech
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Food Waste at Muhlenberg College
    Jamee Hood, Muhlenberg College
  2. Prime Factors and Divisibility of Sums of Powers of Fibonacci Numbers
    Spirit Karcher, Christopher Newport University
  3. Using the Coupon Collector's Problem to Analyze Randomized Bundling in Magic: the Gathering
    John Kent, Shenandoah University
  4. Metrics of Gerrymandering: Quantifying Intent
    Rachel Koch, James Madison University
  5. A Combinatorial Argument in a Packing Problem
    Ian Miller, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  6. Solving Numerical PDEs: Finite Element Methods and deal.ii
    Ben Rhodes, James Madison University
  7. The Disadvantages of Implementing Symmetric Groups in Zero-Knowledge Protocols
    Bailey Stewart, University of Mary Washington
  8. Divisibility Tests Beyond the Integers
    Cameron Stopak, James Madison University
  9. An Implementation & Analysis of the Singular Value Decomposition Applied to Image Compression
    Andrew Tomassone, James Madison University Brendan Armani, James Madison University
  10. Facility Location Problem: Research for Placing an IKEA Warehouse
    Vasily Vasilyev, Shenandoah University
  11. Stochastic Modeling of the IR Spectra of Nitrate Ions in Atmospheric Particles
    Isaac Woods, Christopher Newport University
Student Poster Session
  1. Modeling the Growth and Distribution of Tesla Charging Stations
    Reagan Branham, VMI
    Matthew Heinrich, VMI
    Samuel Norris, VMI
  2. Electric vehicle population and infrastructure: a model for long-term adoption and development
    Chun-Hao Chen, VMI
    John Walker, VMI
  3. Out of Gas and Driving on Electric
    Kuo Cheng, VMI
    I-Nuo Hsu, VMI
    Jun-Chiang Liu, VMI
  4. The Selection of Office Locations for an International Company Using Language Distribution and Dispersion Projections
    Chelsie Divver, VMI
    Patrick Lenahan, VMI
    Mikayla Shuflat, VMI
  5. Our Electric Future
    Alexander Hall, VMI
    Henry Wiswall, VMI
  6. Pythagoras and Music
    Mary Hess, Hollins University
  7. Renewable Energy in the Southwest
    Mylles Jacobsen, VMI
    Anthony Tarnowski, VMI
    Michael Hale, VMI
  8. Multi Hop HF Radio Propagation
    Ian Johnson, VMI
    Conrad Jenne, VMI
    Michael Will, VMI
  9. The Effects of Hurricane Irma and Maria in fish assemblages on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Goma Karki, Hollins University
  10. Ban Gasoline, Use Electric, and Save the Planet — Tesla Charging Stations Distribution
    Mu-Chi Lu, VMI
  11. Cost of Privacy
    Cole Maziarski, VMI
    William Mertz, VMI
  12. Predicting the Net Hourly Electrical Energy Output Using Support Vector Regression
    Win Myat, Hollins University
  13. Linear Programming for VMI Scheduling regarding all STEM majors
    Demetra Protogyrou, VMI
  14. Digital Model of First-Year Pre-Scheduling
    Taylor Samuels, Randolph College
  15. Energy Production: Western Interstate Energy Compact
    Steven Seay, VMI
  16. Energy — A Study of Quality, Quantity, and Sufficiency
    Shang-Cheng Su, VMI
  17. Polymer Solutions' Client Data
    Josh Wright, Ferrum College

Section Meeting 201: University of Mary Washington, November 2-3, 2018
Invited Addresses
  1. A Mathematical Art Gallery Tour
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  2. How Much is Too Much? Axiomatic Systems and Reverse Mathematics
    Kira Hamman, Penn State, Mont Alto
  3. Unexpected Zetas!
    Dominic Lanphier, Western Kentucky University
Workshop
    Developing Classroom Culture With Inquiry-Based Learning
    Ryan Gantner, St. John Fisher College
Papers
  1. A Transition/Proofs Course Based on the Complex Numbers
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  2. Modeling the Seasonal Re-emerging P. vivax Malaria in Korea
    Anne M. Fernando, Norfolk State University
  3. Large Deviation Results for Random Walks in a Sparse Random Environment
    Kubilay Dagtoros, Norfolk State University
  4. Mastery Based Grading: Infinity War
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  5. Information Leak and Dispersion of AES Algorithms
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
  6. Group Theory and Atonal Music
    Ilhan M. Izmirli, George Mason University
  7. Making Theoretical Polynomials Real
    Tauqir Bibi, South University
    Loretta Alsop, South University
  8. N-Patch Model of Arabian Oryx Population Dynamics
    Eva Strawbridge, James Madison University
  9. Classification of Group von Neumann Algebras
    Sujan Pant, Norfolk State University
  10. Calculus Readiness
    Erika Gerhold, Salisbury University
    Ryan M. Shifler, Salisbury University
  11. A Mathematical Model of the Obesity Epidemic
    A. Vivas-Barber, Norfolk State Univ., A. Fernando, Norfolk State Univ.
    M. Brucal-Hallare, Norfolk State Univ., C-T Perng, Norfolk State Univ.
    S. Lee, Kyung Hee University
  12. 3D Printing and Math: Two Courses and Many Senior Projects
    Ivan C. Sterling, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  13. The Value of Solid Mathematics for Computer Algorithms
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  14. Inquiry-Based Learning in Developmental Mathematics
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  15. Viral Load Alters Behavior of Bee Parasite Varroa Destructor
    Carl Giuffre, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  16. Automated Conjecturing and Hamiltonicity
    Neal Bushaw, Virginia Commonwealth University
  17. Alternative Approaches to Rate Models
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  18. Using Online Videos in Upper-Level Mathematics Courses
    Katie Quertermous, James Madison University
  19. A Finite Volume Alternating Direction Implicit Method for the Valuation of American Options Under the Heston Model
    Jiacheng Cai, Salisbury University
  20. Analysis of Parabolas
    Elliott Rickenbaker, Falls Church, VA
  21. It Must be Noyce, it Must be Noyce, to have NSF on Your Side!
    Ann Stewart, Hood College
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Implementing Machine Learning to Improve Bertini 2.0
    Riley Anderson, University of Mary Washington
  2. Predicting Parameters for Bertini Using Neural Networks
    Makenzie Clower, University of Mary Washington
  3. An Adaptive, Highly Accurate, and Efficient Parker-Sochacki Algorithm for Numerical Solutions to Large Scale Dynamical Systems
    Jenna Guenther, James Madison University
    Morgan Wolf, James Madison University

Section Meeting 201: Hood and FCC, April 12-13, 2019
Invited Addresses
  1. Splendor in the Graphs
    Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University
  2. Seeing the (Game) Trees for the Forest
    Brant Jones, James Madison University
  3. e in a Box of Cereal: Surprising Places to Find Exponentials and Logarithms in Everyday Life
    Brian Lins, Hampden-Sydney College
Workshop
    Smithsonian Learning Lab: A Hands-On Workshop
    Amy Shell-Gellasch, Eastern Michigan University
Papers
  1. Emulation and Quantum Cryptography
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  2. Pythagorean Triples
    Alfred Beebe, Salisbury University
  3. A Real Variable Proof for an Intriguing Log-Cosine Integral
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  4. A Fun Exercise in Probability
    Ray Cheng, Old Dominion University
  5. A Posteriori Error Estimation for the Spectral Deferred Correction Method
    Jeb Collins, University of Mary Washington
  6. Investigations into the Discrete Arithmetic-Geometric Mean
    Maria Cummings, Randolph-Macon College
  7. Choose Initial Value for Newton's Method
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  8. Fully Commutative Elements in Coxeter Groups and Complex Reflection Groups
    Gabe Feinberg, Washington College
  9. Color Swaps in Mosaic Knitting
    Susan Goldstine, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  10. Textbook Presentations and Student Inquiry—Bridging the Divide
    Marshall Gordon
  11. Streaming Isn't Just for Netflix: How to Deal with Corrupt Signals in Medical Imaging
    Rachel Grotheer, Goucher College
  12. Circulant Matrices in Non-Commutative Cryptography
    Randall Helmstutler, University of Mary Washington
  13. Holistic Approach to Business Calculus
    Steven Hetzler, Salisbury University
    Robert Barber, Salisbury University
  14. A Social Security Math Problem
    Dan Kalman, American University
  15. Using Mathematics to Solve Real-World Problems
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  16. Calculus Readiness
    Ryan Shifler, Salisbury University
    Erika Gerhold, Salisbury University
  17. Hands-on Discovery Math with 3D Design
    Laura Taalman, James Madison University
  18. An Invariant Version of the Power of a Point Theorem
    Will Traves, U. S. Naval Academy
  19. Using R Studio Cloud and the Mosaic Package in an Introductory Statistics Class for Math Majors: Lessons Learned so Far
    Jill Tysse, Hood College
  20. Contemplative Practices: Breathe and Behold the Mathematics
    Mary Walkins, The Community College of Baltimore County
  21. Using Programming Tools in Introductory Mathematics Classes at a Liberal Arts College
    Jia Wan, Randolph College
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Impact of Heat on Heart Rate
    Kayla Alderman, Shenandoah University
  2. The Fibonacci Sequence in Music
    Elizabeth Beller, Shenandoah University
  3. Modeling Poetic Thought with the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem
    Kyler Crank, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  4. Conjecture O Holds for Some Horospherical Varieties Of Picard Rank 1.
    Garrett Fowler, Salisbury University
  5. Constant Negative Curvature Non-Orientable Surfaces
    Will Hankins, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  6. A Proof of Bertrand's Postulate
    Martha Hartt, Randolph-Macon College
  7. Riemann Hypothesis: The Zeta Function and its Trivial Zeros
    Elen Khachatryan, Randolph-Macon College
  8. Modelling the Potential Energy of a Piece of Paper
    Kyle Morien, Shenandoah University
  9. A Modern Approach to Identifying Bottlenecks in a Queueing System for a Non-Profit Organization
    Eric Murphy, Old Dominion University
  10. Exploration of the Inverse Galois Problem Using SageMath
    Ryan Rhoades, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  11. Carpenter Ant Grooming Rates
    Mariel Santos, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  12. Catching a Killer: The Mathematics Behind Geographical Profiling
    Danealia Simmons, Shenandoah University
  13. Why was Six Afraid of Seven? Because Six had Math Anxiety!
    Maxwell Stribula, Shenandoah University
  14. Modeling Shock-Associated Noise using the Parker Sochacki Method
    Alfred Williams, James Madison University
    Jennifer Kirk, James Madison University
    Kristen Locker, James Madison University
Student Poster Session
  1. Fourier's Transformation: An Equation Ahead of its Time
    Matthew Brem, Hood College
  2. Louvre Evacuation Program
    David Carter, Virginia Military Institute
    Jacon Wentworth, Virginia Military Institute
  3. Encryption in World War II: Beyond Enigma
    Kara Conway, Hood College
  4. Unbounded Efficiency for the Room Rental Problem
    Alice Craig, Shenandoah University
  5. Mathematics and Sundials: Exploring the Influences
    Alexandra Harbord, Hood College
  6. What is the Cost of Environmental Degradation?
    Blake Hohman, Virginia Military Institute
    Barry Thaxton, Virginia Military Institute
  7. Topological Structure of Solution of Reaction-Diffusion Systems
    DeAndre Johnson, Virginia State University
  8. Modelling Acoustic Loads Generated by Rocket Propulsion
    Jennifer Kirk, James Madison University
    Kirsten Locker, James Madison University
  9. Classification Model for Prostate Cancer Using A Random Forest Algorithm
    Christina King, Virginia State University
  10. Statistical Analysis to Study the Effect of Organophosphorus Pesticides on Neurotoxicity in Rats
    Mayola Mayhew, Virginia State University
  11. The “Golden” Ratio
    Kyle Moir, Hood College
  12. Calculus in Economics
    Justin Nelson, Hood College
  13. The Journey of Mathematical Physics From France to Germany
    Susannah Noppenberger, Hood College
  14. Carpenter Ant Grooming Rates
    Beth Thomas, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  15. Cycle Structures for Finite Cellular Automata Generated Over Groups, Rings, and Fields
    Amy Vennos, Salisbury University
  16. Effects of Socioeconomic Data on the Abuse of Opiods
    Dolan Walsh, Virginia Military Institute
  17. The Difficulty of Transcendence
    Colin Williams, Hood College
  18. Around the World in 239 Translations: Computing The Entropy of Written Languages Using the Bible
    Evan Williams, Stevenson University

Section Meeting 202: Norfolk State University, November 8-9, 2019
Invited Addresses
  1. Samurai, Kissing Circles, and the Geometry of Shinto Shrines
    David Clark, Randolph-Macon College
  2. Mathematics, Mesh Generation, and 3D Graphics on the Web, and Finding a Career at the NIST
    Bonita Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. The Untwisting Number of a Knot
    Kenan Ince, Westminster College
Workshop
    Building on Strengths, and Building our Community of Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching
    Maryland-DC-Virginia IBL Consortium
Papers
  1. Generalization Theory of Linear Algebra, Part I
    Christina Pospisil, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  2. DNA Cryptography and New Directions in Cryptographic Paradigms
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
  3. Polynomial Roots with Common Tails
    Greg Dresden, Washington and Lee University
  4. Open Discussion Session: Women in Math Academia: Balancing Mathematics, Life, and Career, Part One
    Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University
  5. Open Discussion Session: Women in Math Academia: Balancing Mathematics, Life, and Career, Part Two
    Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University
  6. You Can't Multiply Triples: A Proof Hamilton Missed
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  7. Using Linear Programming to Study Metric Mahler Measures
    Charles Samuels, Christopher Newport University
  8. Applying Dimensional Analysis to Lipschitz Conditions
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  9. Length-Structured, Density-Dependent Model for Fish
    Eva Strawbridge, James Madison University
  10. Maximum Likelihood Estimators for Random Walks in Parameter Dependent Random Environments
    Kubilay Dagtoros, Norfolk State University
  11. Full Speed Ahead: A Day 1 Calculus Activity
    Benjamin Wilson, Stevenson University
  12. Flipping Pre-Calculus: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Rhonda Fitzgerald, Norfolk State University
  13. MAA's NREUP and Howard's Program
    Dennis Davenport, Howard University
  14. A Bridge for the Futureā€¦The Pathway to the STARS Summer Bridge Program
    Michael A. Parker, Norfolk State University
  15. SEIS Epidemiological Model to Evaluate the Effect of the Inclusion of Domestic Animal Populations on the Transmission of Malaria
    Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University
  16. Classifying Large Indivisible Sandpiles
    David Duncan, James Madison University
  17. Valuation Trees for Quadratic Sequences
    Maila Brucal-Hallare, Norfolk State University
  18. Open Discussion Session: How to Increase Collaborations in our MAA Section, Part One
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  19. Open Discussion Session: How to Increase Collaborations in our MAA Section, Part Two
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
  20. Having Fun with Chains of Circles
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  21. Understanding Latin America's Quality of Life, Well-Being, and Happiness: Advances Towards a New Statistical Index
    Beatriz Cuartas, Dept. of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Generalization Theory of Linear Algebra, Part I
    Christina Pospisil, University of Massachusetts, Boston


Section Meeting 203: Virtual meeting, November 7, 2020
Invited Addresses
  1. Complete Leibniz algebras
    Kristen Boyle, Longwood University
  2. A survey of applied mathematics applications in metrology at NIST
    Anthony J. Kearsley, Mathematician, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. The power of polynomials: polynomials in distributed storage
    Gretchen Matthews, Virginia Tech
Papers
  1. Study of Vector Machine Classifiers and Application
    Ruchita Sharma, Morgan State University
  2. Centralizers and Normalizers of linear fractional transforms
    Greg Dresden, Washington & Lee University
  3. NFL Betting in a Math For Liberal Arts Course
    Jathan Austin, Salisbury University
  4. What does teaching with inquiry look like?
    Emily Meehan, Gallaudet University
  5. Numerical Methods in Agriculture Risk Managements
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  6. Group Theoretic Representation of Just Intonation
    Ilhan M. Izmirli, George Mason University
  7. Zipf's Law of Baseball Career Leaderboards
    Andrew Volk, Liberty University
  8. Estimation of under-reported epidemic counts
    Michael Baron, American University
  9. On Perspective Triangles Arising from the Apollonian-Soddy Configuration
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  10. One Model for a Successful Capstone Course for Mathematics Majors
    Jane Long, Stephen F. Austin State University
  11. Obamacare and a Fix for the IRS iteration
    Sam Ferguson, Metron, Inc.
  12. Counting number of walks: shift transformation approach to Ballot theorem
    Kubilay Dagtoros, Norfolk State University
    Sujan Pant, Norfolk State University
  13. Discrete Math: Final Portfolio versus Final Exam
    Karin R Saoub, Roanoke College
  14. Inquiry and Equity in 2020
    Amy Ksir, US Naval Academy
  15. Matrix methods for harmonic graph morphisms
    Caroline Melles, United States Naval Academy
  16. Self-intersecting geodesics on cones with small cone angle
    Lydia Kennedy, Virginia Wesleyan University
  17. Reimagining Virginia High School Mathematics
    Jenny Polm, John Tyler Community College
    Sharon Emerson-Stonnell, Longwood University
    Randall Helmstutler, University of Mary Washington
  18. Deciphering Mastery-Based Grades
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  19. Estimating Survival Functions to Account for Model Uncertainty: An Information-Theoretic Approach
    Lihua Chen, James Madison University
    Panayotis Giannakouros, James Madison University
  20. A course in spherical geometry for undergraduates
    Marshall Whittlesey, California State University San Marcos
  21. Getting Started with LaTex
    Daniel Majcherek, Liberty University
  22. Using Collaborative Whiteboards in Online Classes to Promote Student Engagement
    Cassie Williams, James Madison University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Failed Power Domination for Families of Graphs
    Nikita Patel, Virginia Tech
    Isabel Byrne, Virginia Tech

Section Meeting 204: Virtual meeting, April 23-24, 2021
Invited Addresses
  1. An Introduction to Symmetric Functions—a Gem in Algebraic Combinatorics
    Anna Ying Pun, University of Virginia
  2. Take Data Analysis Seriously: You Might Save Lives
    Paul Patrone, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Workshop
    Why Do I Need to Take This Math Class? Engaging Students in Mathematics Using Culturally Responsive Teaching
    Kendra Pleasant, Morgan State University
    Syafrida Syafrida, Morgan State University
    Ahlam Tannouri, Morgan State University
Papers
  1. Modeling Guinea worm disease
    Jan Rychtar, Virginia Commonwealth University
  2. Combinatorics and Graph Theory in Simple Blokus
    Jathan Austin, Salisbury University
    Emelie Curl, Christopher Newport University
  3. Mr Drum's Scheduling Problem
    Jill Tysse, Hood College
  4. Three gems from three giants of recreational mathematics
    Bud Brown, Virginia Tech
  5. Adding Squares by Counting Squares
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  6. May the Best Team Lose
    Jim Case
  7. Generalizing a Mysterious Pattern
    Dan Kalman, American University
  8. Math for the People - Quantitative Literacy for Social Justice
    Mark Branson, Stevenson University
  9. An Elementary Proof of the Hexachord Theorem
    ILHAN M. IZMIRLI, George Mason University
  10. MAA IP Guide Reading Group: What We Learned
    Sarah Loeb, Hampden-Sydney College
    Emily Meehan, Gallaudet University
    Michael Strayer, Hampden-Sydney College
  11. Statistical Analysis of imperceptible Data in Digital Images
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  12. Crossnumber Problems
    Stephen A Meskin
  13. 2-adic Valuations of Cubic Sequences
    Maila Hallare
  14. Connecting Students to Compelling Mathematics using Current Events
    Alice Petillo, Marymount University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. The Influence of Music Using Network Analysis
    Nicholas A Hausler, Virginia Military Institute
    Kaleb Francisco, Virginia Military Institute
    Zhang Yuchen, Virginia Military Institute
  2. Mathematical Model of Visceral Leishmaniasis
    Dewey Taylor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  3. Minor Minimally 3-Linked Graphs
    Joe Sanz, Marymount University
  4. Commutativity of Noisy Matrices
    Anshu Sharma, Randolph-Macon College
  5. Effective Teaching Strategies in Mathematics
    Julianna Hart, Shenandoah University
  6. An Agent-Based Approach to Modeling Evolutionary Advantage
    Joseph Sanz, Marymount University
  7. Game Chromatic Number on Segmented Caterpillars
    Paige Beidelman, University of Mary Washington
  8. Is Virtual good for Math?
    Maria Hoogeveen, Shenandoah University
  9. Agent-Based Modeling of COVID Spread
    Joseph Scafetta, Marymount University
  10. Using Category Theory to Study Logic Operations and Other Properties of Stochastic Matrices Through Convex Sets
    Caleb Allen, Shenandoah University
  11. Effectiveness of Embedded Tutors and Mastery Based Testing
    Madison Shannon, Shenandoah University
  12. Undetermined Coefficients: A Fully Generalized Approach
    Taylor Powell, Old Dominion University
  13. Mathematical Applications in Population Models for Fish Abundance Data
    Cheyenne Hawkins, Shenandoah University
  14. Using Baseball Sabermetrics to Predict Goal Scoring in Hockey
    Andrew Kappel, Shenandoah University
  15. Filling in Missing Entries in a Matrix
    Megan Gunn, Randolph-Macon College
  16. A Modified Approach of Storing Delaunay Triangulation
    Victoria Krist, Shenandoah University
  17. Automated Sports Scheduling Using Computer Programming
    Joshua Lang, Stevenson University Galkin's Lower Bound Conjecture holds for the Grassmannian
    Laura Short, Salisbury University
    Stephanie Warman, Salisbury University
Student Poster Session
  1. 3D Printing Mathematics through History
    Mikayla Ingram Hood College
    Juliet Triani, Hood College
  2. Bees, Wasps, and Asian Giant Hornets, oh my!
    Lindsey Mercer, Virginia Military Institute
    Andrew Ho, Virginia Military Institute
    Isaiah Weaver, Virginia Military Institute
  3. Measuring The Health of Higher Education For A Country
    Joshua Myers, Virginia Military Institute
    Po-Yin Su, Virginia Military Institute
    Chengbo Yao, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Higher Order Fourier Finite Element Methods for HodgeLaplacian Problems on Axisymmetric Domains
    Nicole Stock, James Madison University


Section Meeting 205: Salisbury University, November 5-6, 2021
Invited Addresses
  1. Minute Math
    Dan Kalman, American University
  2. Optimizing Uncertainty of Information in Decision Making via the LRM Method
    Dawn A. Lott, Delaware State University
  3. Linear Algebra and its Amazing Applications
    Minah Oh, James Madison University
Workshop
    MD-DC-VA COMMIT Workshop — Creatively using our campuses: using everyday places and spaces to inspire mathematical problem formulation
    Jessica Kelly, Christopher Newport University
Papers
  1. Dunham's Morley Challenge
    Dan Kalman, American University
  2. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Online Examinations
    Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College
  3. The IRS forgets continuity...so what's a math student to do?
    Samuel Ferguson, Metron, Inc.
  4. Is All Math Cyber Math?
    Christopher Marron, UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  5. Renormalization of a Biochemistry System
    Ming Fang, Norfolk State University
  6. Lewis Carroll's Barbershop Puzzle
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  7. Guiding Aspiring Undergraduate Researchers to Engaging Projects
    Allen G. Harbaugh, Longwood University
  8. The Surprising Benefits of Collaborative Oral Exams
    Christopher Marron, UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  9. Some Ramanujan-like Series Associated with Powers of Central Binomial Coefficients
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  10. Bayesian Approach to the Mixture of Gaussian Random Fields and its Application to fMRI data
    Mozhdeh Forghaniarani, James Madison University
  11. Exact Bias and Variance of the Product Limit Estimator using Saddlepoint Approximation under the Proportional Hazards Model
    Emad Abdurasul, James Madison University
  12. Simpson's meta-Paradox
    Donna Dietz, American University
  13. Intermittent search strategies: exploring vs. exploiting
    Kubilay Dagtoros, Norfolk State University
  14. Bringing Calculus & Statistics into Lie Algebra Representation Theory
    Maggie Rahmoeller, Roanoke College
  15. Tunnel number of all 12 and 13 alternating crossing knots
    Nicholas Owad, Hood College
  16. Modeling the Dynamics of COVID-19
    Anne Fernando, Evelyn Thomas, Norfolk State University
  17. Encouraging Mathematical Reading with Perusall
    Sara Malec, Hood College
  18. TBD: Adventures in Pre-service Teacher Education During a Pandemic
    Jenn Bergner, Salisbury University
  19. Littlewood, Periodic Functions, and the Evolution of Undergraduate Research
    David Carothers, James Madison University
  20. Trying to Stay Ahead of the Apps
    Jennifer Szczesniak, Hagerstown Community College
  21. Adventures in Statistical Consulting
    Jill Tysse, Hood College
  22. Nonlinear Loop Transversal Codes
    Mehmet Dagli, Amasya University, Turkey
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Piecewise Linear Approximations of Lyapunov Fractals
    Eric Botti, Washington College
  2. Unimodality of q-twotorials via alternating gamma vectors
    Gabriel John Wallace Johnson, Washington College
    Max Tucker, Washington College
    Chloe Sass, Washington College

Section Meeting 206: Montgomery College, Germantown, April 22-23, 2022
Invited Addresses
  1. Back in the Saddle: Cutting through Clutter with Analytic Combinatorics
    Sam Ferguson, Metron, Inc.
  2. Applying Formal Methods to Safety-Critical Systems
    J. Tanner Slagel, NASA
  3. Cosh, Cosh, B-Cosh
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Workshop
  1. Building Interdisciplinary Partnerships to Create Application-Focused Mathematics Content, A SUMMIT-P Project
    Rebecca Segal (on behalf of MD-DC-VA COMMIT), Virginia Commonwealth University
Papers
  1. The Boudoir Armoire Memoir of Friedrich Oliver Vechs
    Dan Kalman, American University
  2. Sallie Pero Mead -- Early Female Industrial Mathematician
    Greg Coxson, United States Naval Academy
    co-author: William Haloupek, Raytheon (retired)
  3. False discovery type procedures: caveats to reproducibility--its all about dispersion
    Grant Izmirlian, National Cancer Institute
  4. Asymptotic Distributions and Kostant's Partition Function
    Maggie Rahmoeller, Roanoke College
  5. An intuitive "math hacking" approach to the classical cross-ratio
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  6. The Information Density of DNA
    Abdinur Ali, Norfolk State University
    Mushtaq Khan, Norfolk State University
  7. Down With Determinants! Completing Axler's Vision
    Jeff Suzuki, Brooklyn College
  8. Data-driven dynamics of phytoplankton blooms in a reaction-diffusion NPZ model
    Seth Cowall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  9. Lewis Carroll on the Tortoise and Achilles
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  10. Modular Origami Map Coloring Models for the Masses
    Eve Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  11. A proposed generalization of a full rim hook removal on partitions
    Ryan Shifler, Salisbury University
  12. Standards-based grading in Calculus with Precalculus
    Jacquelyn Rische, Marymount University
  13. Drill Jigs for Wooden Ball-and-Stick Models
    Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College
  14. Washington DC field trip: Mathemalchemy
    Alice Petillo, Marymount University
  15. Efficacy of Vaccines and medicines for COVID-19
    Jerome Dancis, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  16. Counting Homomorphisms
    Chiru Bhattacharya, Randolph-Macon College
  17. Some Original Estimation/Fermi Problems
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  18. Change Ringing Supermethods
    Kurt Ludwick, Salisbury University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. A Mathematical Model and Analysis of Wireless Power Transfer
    Daniel Wright, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
    Yasmeen Cox, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
    Markevious Tolbert, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
  2. Bioeconomic analysis of harvesting within a prey-predator system: A case study in the Chesapeake Bay fisheries
    John Herrmann, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
    Nathan Kolling, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
  3. Mathematical Modeling of Oncolytic Virotherapy as a Cancer Treatment
    Emily Adams, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
    Ajeya Dixon, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
    Logan Lawson, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
  4. Sphere Projection of the Sierpinski Triangle
    Lily Kimble, Shenandoah University
  5. Optimal Strategies in Hidden Information Games: Welcome to the Dungeon
    Grace Walters, Christopher Newport University
  6. Role of mixotrophic zooplankton in seasonally-forced plankton blooms
    Gillian Carr, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Student Poster Session
  1. Mathematical Modeling of the Diffusion of Innovation
    Lana Casingal, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
    Bretia Green, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk State University
  2. Analyzing the Movement Patterns of Notes in Songs
    Catherine Fauver, Shenandoah University
  3. Bitcoin or Gold?
    Yang Hsia, Virginia Military Institute
    Seth Gibson, Virginia Military Institute
    James Burns, Virginia Military Institute
  4. Using the Coupon Collector Problem to Analyze "Gacha" Games
    Royce Lorson, Shenandoah University
  5. Automated Trading Strategy
    Rafael Mas, Virginia Military Institute
    Nicolas Shier, Virginia Military Institute
    Nathaniel Light, Virginia Military Institute
  6. De Bruijn Sequences
    Devin Teri, Randolph-Macon College
  7. Catching Coattails: Modeling and Investing in Gold and Bitcoin
    Mariah Woods, Virginia Military Institute
    Erik Tolley, Virginia Military Institute
    Daniel Walsh, Virginia Military Institute
  8. Trading Strategies
    Junzhe Yan, Virginia Military Institute
    Noah Birthisel, Virginia Military Institute
    Zachary Branner, Virginia Military Institute
  9. How Asteroid Mining Can Impact Global Equity
    Emma Zhou, Virginia Military Institute
    Carter Jefferson, Virginia Military Institute
    Boudabbous, Virginia Military Institute

Section Meeting 207: Shenandoah Univerity, November 4-5, 2022
Invited Addresses
  1. Mathematics + Magic = Mathemagic
    Dave Taylor, Roanoke College
  2. Some unusual mathematical images and the math behind them
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  3. A fun exercise in probability
    Ray Cheng, Old Dominion University
Workshop
  1. Intentionally using student thinking to connect teaching and learning
    George Kuster (on behalf of MD-DC-VA COMMIT), Christopher Newport University
Papers
  1. Extension of the Lobachevsky Integral Formula
    Hongwei Chen, Christopher Newport University
  2. Dispersal Driven Instabilities and Pattern Formation in Metapopulations
    Kubilay Dagtoros, Ozgur Aydogmus, Norfolk State University
  3. Analyzing Aspects of a Tumor Virotherapy Model
    Ashlee Edwards, Old Dominion University
  4. Digital Image Processing in College Mathematics
    Yevgeniy Galperin, East Stroudsburg University of PA
  5. How to Extract the Cube Root of a Nine-digit Number in Seconds
    Cherng-tiao Perng, Norfolk State University
  6. The Use and Abuse of Probability Theory in Evolutionary Biology
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  7. Hook shape crystals of type $A_{n}$
    Molly Lynch, Hollins University
  8. Harmonic graph morphisms and the “Moonlight of Mathematics”
    Caroline G. Melles, United States Naval Academy
  9. Strategies for roulette, and craps
    James T Sandefur, Georgetown University
  10. A Mathematical Model for the Dynamics of Spread of Crime in Virginia
    Ana Vivas, Norfolk State University
    Anne Fernando, Norfolk State University
  11. Mathematics of a genetic-ecology model for assessing the impacts of pyrethroid resistance and temperature on population abundance of malaria mosquitoes
    Jemal Mohammed-Awel, Morgan State University
  12. A one-sentence proof of the Extreme Value Theorem: what proofs should be in Calculus anyway?
    Sam Ferguson, Metron, Inc. and Georgetown U
  13. Roots of unity -- an empowering theme in a transition to higher math course
    Bob Sachs, George Mason University
  14. Rethinking Developmental Mathematics
    Spencer Hamblen, McDaniel College
  15. Replacing the Mean for the Median: Boostrapping the “Traditional” 2-Sample t-Test
    Allen G. Harbaugh-Schattenkirk, Longwood University
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Nahm-like gradient flows in Lie algebras
    Andre Mas, James Madison University

Section Meeting 208: Virginia State University, April 28-29, 2023
Invited Addresses
  1. Cutting corners: you miter enjoy this talk
    Karen Bliss, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
  2. Growing MADDER: Building the “Mathematicians of the African Diaspora Database's Ensemble of Researchers”
    Edray Goins, Pomona College
  3. Can we make grace the norm in our classrooms?
    Candice R. Price, Smith College
Workshop
  1. Authentic assessment in mathematics: expanding student opportunities while minimizing faculty workload
    Marcella Torres (on behalf of MD-DC-VA COMMIT), University of Richmond
Papers

  1. The Calendar Reuse Problem
    Dan Kalman, American University
  2. Connection Problems in Graphs
    Jason Rosenhouse, James Madison University
  3. A Reflection on Project Based Learning in Calc I
    Chase Mathison, Shenandoah University
  4. Fun with L(2,1)-labeling
    Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary's University
  5. The geothmetic meandian and other topical functions
    Brian Lins, Hampden-Sydney College
  6. An easy on-ramp to mastery-based grading
    Jay Daigle, The George Washington University
  7. The effects of grazing functions on mixotrophic plankton populations during seasonal blooms
    James Ripple, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  8. Bookstores, Bake Sales, and Binary Balance
    Alex Meadows, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  9. Debias Random Forest Regression Predictors
    Lihua Chen, James Madison University
  10. A Partial Mastery Grading Approach for Calculus
    Benjamin Wilson, Stevenson University
  11. Maple Learn: Teaching, learning, and doing math online just got easier!
    Jennifer Iorgulescu, Maple
  12. Formally Verifying Run-time Assurance
    J Tanner Slagel, NASA Langley Research Center
  13. Using student constructed data sets to their fullest potential
    Allen (Gregg) Harbaugh-Schattenkirk, Longwood University
  14. MAA's NREUP and Howard's Program
    Dennis Davenport, Howard University
  15. Geometric Vertex Decomposition and Toric Ideals of Graphs
    Agnieszka Nachman, Virginia State University
  16. Understanding false positives: an undergraduate application of conditional probability
    Alice Petillo, Marymount University
  17. Middle School Math Modeling Outreach Day
    Meagan Herald, Virginia Military Institute
    Greg Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
    Karen Bliss, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  18. Image reconstruction using an adaptive Kaczmarz method for Electrical Impedance Tomography problems
    Sanwar Ahmad, Virginia State University
  19. Transforming Technology to Transform your Statistics Class
    Marggie Gonzalez-Toledo, Frederick Community College
    Mary Guzman, Frederick Community College
  20. An Introductory Mathematical Modeling Course without Calculus
    Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
    Sara Whipple, Virginia Military Institute
Undergraduate Student Papers
  1. Primary resonance analysis for the Duffing equation with delay
    D'Angelo Holder, Virginia Commonwealth University
  2. Generalizations for Maxwell's Equations to Yang-Mills Equations
    Abigail Swanson, University of Mary Washington
  3. Strong Homotopy Lie Algebras
    Samuel Bevins, Virgina Commonwealth University
  4. Application of Image Compression using SVD
    Isaac Edwards, Virginia State University
  5. Dietary Habits and Physical Activity Levels in Roanoke, Virginia and Buenos Aires, Argentina: A Comparative Analysis Using Surveillance Data
    Claire Williams, Roanoke College
  6. The Critical Group of Hypercube Graphs
    Colby Sherwood, James Madison University
  7. Looking At Chaos With Triple Pendulums
    Cameron Veach, Shenandoah University
  8. Predicting the Jet Boundary of a Turbulent Coanda Wall Jet Using Experimental Test Results
    Matthew Caulfield, James Madison University
    Aidan Chadha, James Madison University
  9. Exploring the Relationship between Elliptic Curves and Discrete Logarithms
    Kelsey Ellis, Shenandoah University
  10. FFEM for Elliptic State Constrained Optimal Control Problems
    Andre Mas, James Madison University
  11. Mosquito Surveillance and Population Dynamics with Impact on Human Epidemiology
    Caleb Rivers, Shenandoah University
Student Poster Session
  1. Wordle Difficulty Classification
    Joseph Egbo, Virginia Military Institute
    Cameron Fonville, Virginia Military Institute
    Paul Mustian, Virginia Military Institute
  2. Wordle Warriors: An Analysis of 5-Letter Word Complexity
    James Burns, Virginia Military Institute
    Gabriel Calhoun, Virginia Military Institute
    Alexis Davis, Virginia Military Institute
  3. Modulation and Modeling of Audio Signals in Analog Circuits
    Kevin George, Salisbury University
  4. Predicting Wordle Results
    Minakshi Nepal, Shenandoah University


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